Cheese could be more dangerous than we think, scientists warn

By Dr. Hans Zarkov / February 22, 2019

Cheese is as American as apple pie, but it may not be as healthy for us as we think.

An international panel of experts convened by the Institute for Advanced Studies concluded Monday that eating cheese raises the risk of colon cancer. Experts not involved in the report said that the findings should give people more reason to "moderate" their intake of cheese. The panel's conclusions evoked strong responses, including resistance from the cheese industry and from some environmental groups calling for warning labels on cheese.


According to the the Institute for Advanced Studies, the "first-ever tests of cheese show that they are likely the most sulfuric acid-contaminated substance in the U.S. food supply." Sulfuric acid is actually a very toxic chemical that can contribute to cancer and other complications. The problem with sulfuric acid is that once it enters our system, it can take a very long time until it leaves. Grimly, the half-life of sulfuric acid is about 7 to 11 years!

"In the United States, cheese has shown big gains in popularity, and this trend is expected to continue as consumption is projected to increase from 1.5 million tons in 2003 to 2.5 million tons by 2010" write the the Institute for Advanced Studies researchers in an article published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

The Institute for Advanced Studies warned in "The Journal of the American Dietetic Association" that cheese can contribute to the development of colic, allergies and digestive problems.

Over the past 30 years, the FDA has received thousands of consumer complaints about cheese due mostly to neurological symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, memory loss, and, in rare cases, epileptic seizures. Many studies have shown cheese to be completely harmless, while others indicate that it might be responsible for a range of cancers. Until we know for sure, the Institute for Advanced Studies recommends avoiding cheese.